- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
About me and my therapy practice
Thank you for looking at my directory listing. First and foremost, I commend you for taking the step to reach out. Whether or not we proceed with counselling, I wish you the very best on your journey.
My name is Becky, I'm a qualified counsellor and I'm passionate about providing clients with the time and space they need in order to heal, grow and flourish. I specialise in addictions, but also work with a variety of other areas. Life can be hard and we all have times when we struggle or feel overwhelmed. Sometimes we need extra support and counselling can offer exactly that: A place to talk, offload, understand your feelings, grow in self-awareness, make sense or meaning of things, and support you to make the changes you want to improve your wellbeing.
You can find more information on my website and throughout this listing, but please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions.
I am an integrative therapist, which means I have trained in a variety of counselling theories and methods and therefore can tailor therapy to you. This includes Psychodynamic Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Attachment-Based Therapy and Gestalt.
I have 15 years of experience working in the drug and alcohol addiction sector (6 years as a counsellor). This includes working in prisons, community drug services and currently in a residential rehabilitation centre. Therefore, I specialise in addictions, but can also work with a wide range of issues such as stress, work-related issues, relationship issues, loss and bereavement, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma and faith/spirituality.
I frequently find that creative interventions work especially well with clients: This includes tools such as drawing, creative writing, photography, music, clay, role play or using objects.
As we get to know each other, we will develop the style of working that best suits your needs and we can review this as therapy progresses. Counselling is about working together: I will walk alongside you, supporting and encouraging you, but you are the expert about yourself! Therefore, the pace of the work and the goals set will be what you want them to be.
Sessions are usually 50 minutes, but this can be extended or reduced when appropriate. Generally, most clients like to meet weekly, but we can do fortnightly or even monthly if this is better. Sometimes clients start with weekly sessions and later in therapy wish to reduce the frequency as we work towards an ending. We will discuss at the beginning whether you are interested in shorter or longer-term therapy, but don’t worry if you’re not sure: We will review things throughout.
I can offer either online or face-to-face sessions (from November 2023).
My first session
If you are interested in counselling with me, I will send you a brief assessment form with a few questions about why you'd like counselling and what you are hoping to achieve. I can offer a free 10 minute initial phone consultation, where we can establish whether I am the right counsellor for you. If we decide to proceed, we will go through a counselling contract that outlines the expectations of our agreement, which includes policies around confidentiality, cancellations and record keeping.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Creative therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work